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The 14th Amendment to the Constitution states "all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." Trumps claim to proceed through executive order has started a debate as to whether or not the President has the power to amend the Constitution in this manner.   [post_title] => Trump Seeks To End "Birthright Citizenship" Through Executive Order [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => trump-seeks-end-birthright-citizenship-executive-order [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-11-10 13:50:57 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-11-10 13:50:57 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2687 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2620 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-07-08 16:17:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-07-08 16:17:09 [post_content] => "Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged." The George W. Bush administration created a program called Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest ("MAVNI"), which "allows legal, nonpermanent resident immigrants to join the military and get fast track citizenship."  Over 10,000 immigrants have participated in this program, mostly through the U.S. Army.  All participants must have previous legal status in the United States before entering the program and must undergo a lengthy screening and background check process that involves the C.I.A. and the F.B.I. "Some of the service members say they were not told why they were being discharged. Others who pressed for answers said the Army informed them they’d been labeled as security risks because they have relatives abroad or because the Defense Department had not completed background checks on them." It is currently unclear how many immigrant troops are being discharged. [post_title] => Some Immigrant Troops In U.S. Military Being Abruptly Discharged [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => immigrant-troops-u-s-military-abruptly-discharged [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-07-08 16:17:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-07-08 16:17:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2620 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2569 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-04-07 12:16:51 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-04-07 12:16:51 [post_content] => "In 2014 the Mexican government announced a new 'Southern Border Program' aimed at increasing apprehensions and deportations of migrants from Central America and other parts of the world destined for the U.S." During the first two full calendar years of the program (2015 and 2016), Mexican authorities apprehended 198,141 and 186,216 migrants respectively (data for 2017 and 2018 is not yet available).  Apprehensions were predominately of Central American origin. [post_title] => In 2014 The Mexican Government Established A "Southern Border Program" To Enforce Illegal Immigration From Central America Into The United States; Mexico Has Since Detained Hundreds Of Thousands Of Migrants [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 2014-mexican-government-established-southern-border-program-enforce-illegal-immigration-central-america-united-states-mexico-since-detained-hundreds-thousands-mi [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-04-07 12:16:51 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-04-07 12:16:51 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2569 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2518 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-02-12 16:37:19 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-02-12 16:37:19 [post_content] => "A U.S. judge on Thursday [January 11, 2018] temporarily blocked a decision by President Donald Trump to end DACA later this year. Congress is debating whether or not to write new legislation that would grant legal status to these immigrants that were brought to the U.S. as children and remain illegally." DACA, or the "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals", was "created in 2012 by the Obama administration allowing young people brought to this country illegally by their parents to get a temporary reprieve from deportation and to receive permission to work, study and obtain driver's licenses." [post_title] => DACA Temporarily Reinstated After Judge Blocks Decision By Trump [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => daca-temporarily-reinstated-judge-blocks-decision-trump [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-12 16:37:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-12 16:37:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2518 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2481 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-01-20 13:59:28 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-20 13:59:28 [post_content] => "The United States will end the Salvadorans’ temporary protected status (TPS) on Sept. 9, 2019, giving them 18 months to leave or seek lawful residency, and for El Salvador to prepare for their return, administration officials said." In 2001 President George W. Bush "extended temporary protected status to Salvadorans who were in the U.S., after major earthquakes devastated parts of El Salvador." "More than 317,000 people are expected to re-register for temporary protected status, 61 percent of whom are Salvadoran nationals." The Department of Homeland Security Announced in November of 2017 it will not renew Temporary Protected Status for immigrants of Haiti on July 22, 2019, which at the time affected approximately 59,000 immigrants from Haiti.   [caption id="attachment_2482" align="aligncenter" width="790"] SOURCE: NPR (See Below Citations)[/caption] The Department of Homeland Security designates Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to immigrants from countries because of armed conflict, environmental disasters, and other conditions causing imminent threats to people.  Immigrants under this program are not removable from the United States, are able to work, and pay regular taxes.  The Department of Homeland Security determines the timeline for TPS, although immigrants under TPS must reapply according to provided timelines based on the TPS country. In a subsequent meeting in the Oval Office on Thursday January 11, 2017 about protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries, President Trump stated “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” [post_title] => Trump Administration Revokes Temporary Protected Status For Approximately 200,000 Immigrants From El Salvador And 59,000 From Haiti [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => trump-administration-revokes-temporary-protected-status-approximately-200000-immigrants-el-salvador [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-01-20 14:18:30 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-01-20 14:18:30 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2481 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2474 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-01-14 16:12:10 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-14 16:12:10 [post_content] => DACA, or the "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals", is "a program created in 2012 by the Obama administration allowing young people brought to this country illegally by their parents to get a temporary reprieve from deportation and to receive permission to work, study and obtain driver's licenses." DACA applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Been younger than 31 when the program began
  • Lived in the U.S. continuously since June 15, 2007
  • Arrived in the U.S. before age 16
  • No criminal record
  • Enrolled in school or the military
DACA does not apply to NEW immigrants that are minors. The DREAM act, or "Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors", would be the next step after DACA and provide "a pathway to legal status for undocumented youth who came to this country as children."  While numerous versions of the DREAM act have been introduced over the last 16 years, "none have become law."   [post_title] => Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Created By The Obama Administration in 2012, Provides Temporary Reprieve From Deportation And Limited Rights For Undocumented Youth In U.S. [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca-reinstated-federal-judge-provides-temporary-reprieve-deportation-limited-rights-undocumented-youth-coming-united-states-illegally-bef [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-12 16:37:37 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-12 16:37:37 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2474 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2471 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-01-13 23:52:02 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-13 23:52:02 [post_content] => "Arrests of people trying to cross illegally into the U.S. from Mexico plunged to the lowest level since 1971, as fewer people attempted the trek, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday.  Meanwhile, immigration arrests in the interior of the country increased by 25 percent, the data show." "The Border Patrol made 310,531 arrests during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, a decline of 25 percent from a year earlier and the lowest level since 1971. But U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, whose officers pick up people for deportation, made 143,470 arrests, an increase of 25 percent." During the Obama administration, undocumented immigration from Mexico reached a 40 year low and was net-negative (more people were immigrating to Mexico than from Mexico). Monthly apprehension totals were the lowest in March and April of 2017, but then reached the highest since May of 2014. "During the month of May, CBP saw a slight 1.9 percent increase overall when compared to April, but a 160 percent increase compared to May 2017." 2018 monthly apprehensions have risen above 50,000 each month in March, April, and May, the highest of Trump's Presidency. [caption id="attachment_2600" align="aligncenter" width="800"] SOURCE: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (See Below Citations)[/caption] [post_title] => Illegal Mexico Border Crossing Arrests AT 46 Year Low In 2017 As Immigration Arrests Inside The Country Up 25%; Monthly Apprehensions Rising Steadily In 2018 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => illegal-mexico-border-crossing-arrests-46-year-low-2017-immigration-arrests-inside-country-25 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-06-09 19:45:15 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-06-09 19:45:15 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2471 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2470 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-01-13 23:34:52 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-13 23:34:52 [post_content] =>

During a meeting in the Oval Office on Thursday January 11, 2017 about protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries, President Trump stated “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” He then suggested "the United States should instead bring more people from countries such as Norway, whose prime minister he met with Wednesday" and "from Asian countries because he felt that they help the United States economically."

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), who was present at the meeting, confirmed the statements made by the President. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who was also present in the meeting, stated "Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday." Several African countries condemned President Trump's statements, as did several other African ambassadors to the United Nations, with many calling for retractions and an apology. [post_title] => President Trump Refers To Haiti, El Salvador, And African Countries As "Shithole Countries" During Oval Office Immigration Meeting [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => president-trump-refers-haiti-el-salvador-african-countries-shithole-countries-oval-office-immigration-meeting [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-01-13 23:34:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-01-13 23:34:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2470 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2445 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-12-10 15:04:28 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-12-10 15:04:28 [post_content] => On June 26, 2018 "in a 5-4 ruling that gave broad leeway to presidential authority, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump's [third version of the] travel ban that barred nearly all travelers from five mainly Muslim countries as well as North Korea and Venezuela." The first version of the travel ban halted refugee admissions and restricted immigrants with any visa status from entering the United States from the following countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen. The second version only restricted new visas for a 90 day period from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, subject to categorical exceptions and case-by-case waivers” (Iraq was removed from the original list). "The current ban, issued last fall, barred various travelers from eight countries, six of them with Muslim majorities. They are Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea and Venezuela. Restrictions on North Korea and Venezuela were not part of the challenge. Chad was later removed from the list." On Monday December 4, 2017 the Supreme Court voted 7-2 to allow President Trump's third version of a travel ban to proceed without limitation while lower courts deliberate on appeals. [post_title] => Travel Ban Version 3: Supreme Court Upholds Third Version Of Travel Ban [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => supreme-court-allows-third-version-travel-ban-continue-appeals-continue-lower-courts [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-07-10 00:39:46 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-07-10 00:39:46 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2445 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2355 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-09-16 22:09:47 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-09-16 22:09:47 [post_content] => On September 5, 2017 President Trump announced an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, ending "legal protections granted to roughly 800,000 people known as 'DREAMers,' who entered the country illegally as children" over the next six months. The current program, established under president Obama 5 years ago, prevents deportation of children that have immigrated into the united states illegally before the age of 16 (under the care of their parents or other family members) or whose immigration status has expired.  Approximately 800,000 people qualify for protection under this program. "Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security explaining that DACA was not statutorily authorized and was therefore an unconstitutional exercise of discretion by the executive branch." "DACA recipients generally will not be impacted until after March 5, 2018, six months from now. That period of time gives Congress the opportunity to consider appropriate legislative solutions." On September 14, 2017 Democratic congressional leaders announced pursuing a deal with President Trump to legislate protections for those covered under DACA, which would also include improvements to border security. 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The 14th Amendment to the Constitution states "all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." 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